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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Sales (18 Apr 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the seller of a property to pay for, arrange and make available to potential buyers a survey of that property prior to sale, and for the buyer to reimburse that cost upon completion.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: National Policy Statements (18 Apr 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has put in place for members of the public to raise concerns about the (a) process and (b) content of the nationwide consultation events his Department is running on the Airport National Policy Statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: National Policy Statements (18 Apr 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many attendees there have been at each of the public consultation events his Department has held on the draft Airports National Policy Statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heathrow: Noise Monitoring (30 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of noise monitoring around Heathrow Airport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heathrow: Noise Monitoring (30 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: Planes are currently flying at too low an altitude, which is causing excessive noise pollution over homes and schools in my constituency. Will the Secretary of State meet me to discuss how the new noise commission will be able to prevent medically unsafe noise levels from aircraft flying over residential areas?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I thank the Prime Minister for her statement and for being very clear that we are not leaving Europe and that we seek to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in our country. When she says “as early as we can”, does she agree with me as a fellow European that “as early as we can” means today?

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I will try to be brief, as I agree with most of my colleagues’ points. I, too, have had meetings with hundreds of parents and with smaller groups of parents, and I have met many headteachers. I have received many letters from children and I will highlight one of those, because thankfully the children are celebrating, rather than...

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I absolutely agree with everything my hon. Friend says about the pressures regarding special educational needs. These are unpredictable, six-figure sums—he is absolutely right about that. Does he agree that there is a case for there being a separate pot, perhaps of central funding, because those costs are unpredictable year on year and are increasing?

Preventing Avoidable Sight Loss — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (28 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Gillan. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Wealden (Nusrat Ghani) for securing this important debate; there have already been useful contributions. I want to make a short speech. I declare an interest: before I was a Member of Parliament, I worked in the NHS as an ophthalmologist. I hope that the Government can achieve their own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Heart Disease and Paediatric Services (21 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: Which hospitals providing congenital heart disease services do not meet the standard for the co-location of paediatric services; and what plans his Department has to stop providing congenital heart disease surgery at those hospitals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Heart Disease and Paediatric Services (21 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: Mr Speaker, you are absolutely correct in your comment. Does the Minister agree that the standards review found that not all clinicians are in agreement about how essential the co-location of paediatric services is, bearing in mind that a child being treated right now at the Royal Brompton will have 24-hour access to all necessary medical specialties? Will he tell us what improvements...

Personal Independence Payments (15 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: Will the Minister ensure that the mobility factor in PIP is maintained? It is important to all of us in the community. It is vital for all of us that our friends and family who have mental health problems, dementia or cognitive problems from strokes are out and about and visible in our community. Can he assure me that the descriptors and assessments are formulated according to need, and that...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Employment: Artificial Intelligence (14 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to prepare for the potential effect of the use of artificial intelligence on the workplace.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Low Flying (8 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential road safety implications of aircraft flying low over and alongside the M4 motorway in the event that a third runway is built at Heathrow Airport.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Services: Taxation (8 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will give direction to HM Revenue and Customs not to pursue care providers for back-dated tax which predates the guidance issued on the national minimum wage and sleep-in payments.

Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I thank everyone who has taken part for such a wide-ranging discussion. I appreciate every single contribution. I express particular thanks to the Minister for his sensitivity and clarity. I note that, on behalf of the Government, he unreservedly condemns the use of torture. I am very grateful to him for being clear about not using even British overseas territories for rendition. I am sure...

Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I appreciate the Minister’s clarity and I urge the Home Office to do a proper audit of asylum claims in which torture is involved or suspected. I am glad that the Minister acknowledges the issue of case hardening, but a strategy needs to be in place. There was mention of claims made outside the UK. The point is that we can be a global leader. We might be able to send our experts and,...

Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I was very happy with the cross-party support at the November presentation of the “Proving Torture” report. I give credit to the Queen’s Counsels from the hon. Lady’s party, who were arm in arm with similar Members from my party. I believe that this has cross-party support from both Back-Bench and Front-Bench Members.

Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: I beg to move, That this House has considered UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for making time for this important debate. I also thank the co-sponsors of this debate, the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) and the hon. Members for Stretford and...


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